First Security (Guards) Ltd News

Nedap and First City Care join forces

Nedap, provider of AEOS partners with First City Care become business partners in new central London locationNedap, provider of security management platform AEOS, announced that First City Care has become an official Business Partner following a significant year of growth in sales and new implementations of AEOS in 2010. First City Care is installer of a variety of security and safety equipment covering electronic, technical and physical installations in both modern and historic office buildings...

Sony CCTV security solution helps Westminster police battle street crime

 View large imagePolice in Westminster, in partnership with Covent Garden London, Sony and First Security have invested £150,000 to equip a converted Mercedes van The West End's crackdown on street crime gets a state-of-the-art boost today with the launch of Westminster police's first mobile CCTV unit. Police in Westminster, in partnership with Covent Garden London, Sony and First Security have invested £150,000 to equip a converted Mercedes van with all the latest in closed cir...

John Purnell joins Interserve in senior role

John Purnell GM QPM DL has joined Interserve Security and First Security as non-executive director John Purnell GM QPM DL has joined Interserve Security and First Security as non-executive director.He joins at an important stage of the respective companies' growth as they look to consolidate their position within the City and expand their operations throughout the regions, according to Mike Crump, Managing Director: "John's role is to constructively challenge and contribute to the strategy...

First Security keeps time at art show event

 Chloé Nelkin, Chair of East Wing VIII, praised the work of the First Security team at art show eventFirst Security recently received high praise for its work in protecting contemporary works of art at a fashionable London art exhibition. The company sponsored The Courtauld Institute of Art's East Wing Collection VIII by providing officers for its private viewing to celebrate the collection's anniversary at Somerset House.This East Wing Collection, called ‘On Time', is a contem...

First Security helps tackle crime in the community

 Local crime awareness day held at Elephant and Castle shopping centre First Security played its part at a local community crime awareness day, held at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre last weekend, alongside the Met Police and the British Transport Police. The day was organised by the Shopping Centre Manager, Mike Knell and was sponsored by the shopping centre owners, St Modwen Properties along with Global Aware International and Signcraft.  The event was opened with...

First launches security practioner qualification

 First Security now offers the Security Practioners' Qualification to its officers Following the launch of First Security's bespoke management development programme, which was launched earlier this year in association with Northampton College, and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, it has again teamed up with Lambeth College to offer the Security Practitioners Qualification to its officers.The Security Qualifications: NOCN Level 2 Certificate for Security Practitioners i...

First Security appoints a new senior training manager

First Security has appointed Steve Townson to the role of Senior Training Manager.  Since the appointment, his role has been to assess the training processes and practices in place at First, and to implement additional courses and his own bespoke training packages, in order to offer comprehensive training in all areas, both internally, to First Security customers and to external third party clients.Steve is extremely well-qualified for the role, having spent 18 years in training and develop...

First Security becomes one of first approved CCTV training centres

Leading manned guarding company First Security has achieved Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for CCTV from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its CCTV Training Centre has received Skills for Security and National Open College Network (NOCN) approval.One of the few training centres in the country to be officially accredited, First Security's training centre at Caledonia House will offer four-day courses in CCTV system operation and monitoring, in line with new legislation on Pub...

First Security's Team of the Year gets national recognition

The team of security officers responsible for the Elephant and Castle shopping centre has won national recognition from the police, Southwark Council and the Shopping Centre management team, for its work in making the Elephant and Castle a safer place to shop and visit.At the presentation of the First Security Team of the Year award, which was accepted by Supervisors Emmanuel Orimolye and Seth Lartely, the Shopping Centre Manager, Mike Knell said: "The work that the officers have put in ove...

First makes HR a new appointment

First Security, the City's premier manned guarding business, has appointed Russell Smith to the newly created position of Director of Human Resources (HR).  He will be directly responsible for all strategic personnel issues relating to the company's 1800 employees.Commenting on his appointment, Jonathan Levine, First Security's Managing Director says: "Russell has been brought in to add further weight and professionalism to our HR function, and to give it more representatio...

First tends to Royal College of physicians' security needs

First Security, the Number One manned guarding company in the City, has added to its reputation for protecting historic buildings and their contents, by securing the contract for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) - one of the oldest medical institutions in England.The RCP was originally created by Royal Charter of King Henry VIII in 1518, and since that time has engaged in a wide range of activities dedicated to its overall aim of upholding and improving standards of medical practice. ...